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Can Depression Be Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

When most of us think of workers’ compensation, physical injury in the workplace comes to mind. However, what many may not know is that depression may very well be a viable condition for obtaining workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation usually covers mental injuries such as depression and anxiety. Luckily, over the years the law has evolved… Read More


New Bill May Help Reimburse Patients for Medical Marijuana

Proposed bills in New Jersey would make it clear that state law does not prohibit payers of workers’ compensation from reimbursing injured workers for use of medical marijuana. On June 28 a New Jersey Division of workers’ compensation judge ordered that Freehold Township reimburse an employee for the use of medical marijuana that he was… Read More


Refinery Worker Injuries

For those that may wonder what the most dangerous job on the planet is, a recent study reported that oil refinery work takes first place. Oil refineries are industrial plants where the unprocessed oil that comes out of the ground is refined into useable products, such as gasoline, heating oil, kerosene, and diesel. There are around 140 oil refineries… Read More


Choosing Your Own Doctor After a Work Injury

Every day, New Jersey employees are injured on the job. Luckily, with workers’ compensation, for which they need not prove negligence, they may be able to obtain benefits such as medical expenses, temporary disability, and permanent full or partial disability. In exchange for not having to prove their employer’s negligence however, they are subject to… Read More


Car Accidents and Workers’ Compensation

Many workers never step foot in an office during their workday. Millions of Americans spend their workday on the road, delivering packages, making sales calls, or transporting other employees or members of the public. Workers who travel for their job and are injured in a car accident while working may be eligible for workers’ compensation… Read More


Pre-Existing Conditions

Suffering an injury at work and dealing with the aftermath of doctors’ appointments, paperwork, bills that keep piling up, and more can be extremely difficult. When you suffer an injury and you also have a pre-existing condition, the battle to obtain the benefits you need and deserve may be challenging and stressful. However, a pre-existing… Read More


Common On-the-Job Injuries

Accidents happen, but sometimes there is no avoiding what can happen at home, on the road, or at work. When workplace accidents occur, sometimes it is because proper precautions were not put in place, or because employees were working in an unsafe environment. No matter who is to blame, you may be entitled to Workers’… Read More


Appealing a Denial of Benefits

When an injury happens at work, it can be a challenging and confusing experience. You must seek medical care and treatment if you are dealing with pain and diminished mobility. You may miss work, which means lost wages, and you will have to work through the Workers’ Compensation process. If your claim has been denied,… Read More


Ocean County Jury Awards Injured Worker $725K for Violation of NJ LAD

On March 20, 2018, an Ocean County, New Jersey jury awarded Joseph Lach $725,016.00, including $500,000.00 in punitive damages for a violation of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination. Lach claimed that he was fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim for a shoulder injury sustained while lifting a couch while working as a full-time maintenance… Read More


New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division Upholds Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy Provision in Death Case.

On April 9, 2018, the Appellate Division once again upheld the exclusive remedy provision of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act as set forth at N.J.S.A. 34:15-8 in Geraldine A. Rodrigues, as Administrator of the Estate of Alfredo Rodrigues, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Eleven Vreeland, LLC, Defendant, and PCS Wireless, Inc., Defendant-Respondent, Docket No. A-0605-16T4. This case… Read More


 

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